Joseph Kirker Fight
the interstate to white and ne- and '^^"%^T-^A^ r ^^ r -^^^^T**-N'^^^*^x^^ rn V'~--'^* rl \x n **-^r-^Â» r *^^i* r v^^'^r^^x FRY NOW I Mike Fry. and Joseph. Kirker were arrested by Officer Hankins Wednesday even'ng at 5:15 and a~ charge of fighting was placed against each of them. .The trouble occurred on Third street at the side of the court square. "At. 7 o'clock Wednesday evening Mayor Hamilton, after hearing the circumstances, decided (hat Kirker was justified in striking Fry and discharged Kirker. Fry pleaded guilty Thursday morning and v;as fined fo and costs. Mr. Kirker stated the case to The Age as follows and the information from the mayor's office substantiates his statement. 5Ir. Kirker andvHenry Crawford were standing du 'the side of the court square wheii Mr. Pry came up and wanted to borrow $2 from Mr. Crawford, v/ho declined to make the loan. Then Fry began to abuse Kirker and call him claiming that Kirker had .advised Crawford not to loan the money. kept up his abuse and said lie k'.ll Kirker'and followed .him about 30 yards and struck at him. By time Kirker began to get warui the .collar and as a matter of self defense struck Fry. Officer Haiikins appeared and ended the trouble.